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    GLENRAC kicks off Emergency Redi series

    20240504 PLP Event1 Emergency RediIn a world fraught with uncertainties, preparation is key to safeguarding yourself and your loved ones.

    Our sister network GLENRAC is taking proactive steps to empower individuals and communities with the necessary tools and knowledge to navigate emergencies effectively.

    With a series of five dynamic workshops slated for April and May 2024, the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) is pleased to offer our community members the opportunity to improve their emergency preparedness, from mastering chainsaw operation to learning crucial remote first aid skills, these workshops promise to be both enlightening and empowering.

    All workshops are either free or heavily subsidised to a fraction of the usual cost and will include presentations from representatives of key emergency services, training organisations and other stakeholders relevant to emergency preparedness and response.

    Our event attendees will also have the opportunity to chat over lunch with those who have real-life experience in emergency situations, including from the Australian Red Cross, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service and Northern Tablelands Wildlife Carers.

    GLENRAC’s first workshop, focussing on Emergency Preparedness Planning, titled: “Emergency Redi with Red Cross”, was held on Thursday 11 April at the Glen Innes Uniting Church Hall. The event was a resounding success, including presentations from the Australian Red Cross, Glen Innes SES and the NSW Rural Fire Service - all sharing their knowledge and insight into Emergency Readiness.

    The remaining GLENRAC workshops will provide training/advice in practical skills of great use during emergencies, including:

    Additional events will be hosted across the Northern Tablelands by other organisations within the New England Landcare Network: Granite Borders Landcare Committee (or GBLC, in Tenterfield); Southern New England Landcare (or SNEL, in Armidale) and Gwydir and Macintyre Resources Management Committee (or GWYMAC in Inverell).

    These event topics include:

    • ‘Disaster Preparedness for Newcomers – fire and flood’ (1/5/2024) (SNEL)
    • ‘Fire Emergency Preparedness - firefighting equipment maintenance and repair’ (2/5/2024) (GWYMAC)
    • ‘Fire Preparedness, Planning and Community Connection in Tenterfield Shire’ (9/5/2024) and ‘Fire Ant Biosecurity Risk Reduction and Awareness among Tenterfield Community (17/5/2024) (GBLC)

    All enquiries regarding these events should be made directly to the individual networks:

    All workshops are funded by the ‘People Led Prevention’ project, a state-side initiative by Landcare NSW with the objective of empowering individuals and communities to understand their natural hazard risks and encourage proactive disaster planning and preparedness.

    Key project activities include supporting local responses and initiatives through co-designed workshops, demonstration sites and practical information-sharing events, via the Landcare networks’ wider community of local leaders who have been trained in resilience thinking and community disaster preparedness.

    Landcare NSW’s People Led Prevention project empowers communities across regional NSW in developing disaster resilience and preparedness skills. The Disaster Risk Reduction Fund is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.

    More information regarding GLENRAC events may be accessed at https://www.glenrac.org.au/events-all or by calling 02 6732 3443 or emailing glenrac@glenrac.org.au.

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